Deborah “Debi” Sloan, 62 of Taylorville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at 6:37p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in her home.  She was born on June 18, 1957 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Clyde Lewis and Ardena June (McPeek) Willard.  She married William Sloan on June 26, 1976 in Edinburg.  Debi previously worked at Service Advantage as a client services manager and as an executive secretary at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church.  Debi loved being outdoors, spending time boating, fishing and camping with Bill in their RV.  In the last few years Debi and Bill have enjoyed serving as campground hosts at Sangchris Lake State Park.  She loved to travel- spending time on the beach or cruises and shopping.  Debi had a love for music and enjoyed going to concerts.  More than anything she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Debi is survived by her husband: Bill Sloan; daughters: Carla Sloan (Ann Little) and Jessie Ervin (Tim); grandchildren: Leah Ervin and Will Ervin all of Taylorville, Jacob Little (Taylor) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Aaron Little of Highland; siblings: Dena Laymon of Taylorville, Robert Willard (Dawn) of Taylorville, and Jimmy Tolly (Sheryl) of Broomfield, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Randy Willard, Ricky Willard, and Michael Willard.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Dick Wamsley and Rev. James Jones officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 until 7p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to VisionWay Christian School or Special Olympics of Illinois.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Debi, or condolences to her family, may be left online at  

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